View Full Version : steel braided hoses....

10-16-2009, 08:04 PM
i just installed a new cp asa with on/off on my pilot acs. i have a custom made bottom line adapter with a dove tail to make it mount up and fit. im not sure what size hose i need, im not real sure how the length is measured....(overall fitting -fitting or just the hose)?

10-17-2009, 01:37 AM
well the CP is standard thread but Spyder VAs are metric. Make sure you have the right fitting to make it work.

S/S hoses are measured from end-to-end of the fittings...total overall length.

Using a flexible ruler, bend it from point "A" to point "B" and that will give you an ide3a of what length hose to get.

10-17-2009, 04:41 AM
You're going to need a 1/8" NPT to the metric equivalent in a 90* elbow, or a 1/8" NPT elbow with a straight adapter from 1/8" NPT to the metric equivalent.

It'd be MUCH easier to go macroline, as you can go to www.sundragonpps.com and get a metric fitting for your marker side and a standard 1/8" NPT swivel 90* macro fitting for the ASA, and a foot or two of hose. You cut the hose yourself to the proper length, so there is no worry if it's not the right length.

10-17-2009, 09:43 AM
so the fitting on the exp. chamber is going to need a metric to inch adpt. then the elbow...and then another elbow on the cp and ive measured about 10" that may have just a little slack but not much or do i need quite a bit of slack?

10-17-2009, 11:18 AM
or if im wrong, what do i need to get this going.....like i said i know ill need a 90* elbow for the cp then the line, to get it in my stock exp. chamber ill need another 90* elbow but will it match up or do i need the metric to inch adpt.?

10-17-2009, 01:06 PM
or if im wrong, what do i need to get this going.....like i said i know ill need a 90* elbow for the cp then the line, to get it in my stock exp. chamber ill need another 90* elbow but will it match up or do i need the metric to inch adpt.?

Get a standard thread hose, not metric.

You'll need a 90* fitting for the CP ASA. Screw the hose into that.
You'll need a 90* METRIC MALE to STANDARD FEMALE adapter fitting for the vertical exp chamber. Screw the STANDARD threaded hose into the standard threaded adapter.

Or just get two 90* macroline fittngs...one metric, one standard...and cut macroline to fit your need.

10-17-2009, 03:17 PM
Well, 12" of macroline can be cut down to 10"... ;)

10-17-2009, 10:09 PM
ok i have my hose and a 90*swivel elbow for the asa but the guy at my paintball store didnt have th 90* metric male to standard female elbow for the exp. chamber......any ideas where i can get one online, ive gotten sum parts from sundragonpps but i didnt see one of those

10-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Get a 90* metric and a straight metric to standard adapter.




10-17-2009, 10:37 PM
thanks bigred.....one final question....the metric threaded macroline fitting you gave me the link to can still be used for a braided line with the adapter?

10-17-2009, 10:44 PM
Ah, ****, found the wrong thing... It appears that they do not have one on their website. Shoot them an email and see if they can get you that metric 90* elbow.

10-17-2009, 10:47 PM
ok thanks....but ill still need the metric to inch adapter right?

10-18-2009, 01:06 AM
To use a standard hose, yes.... Unless you can get a 90* elbow that's male metric and female standard.

10-20-2009, 10:00 PM
ok i decided to go with the macroline......got everything hooked up this afternoon and screwed in my co2 tank and when i turned the pressure on the hose blew in 2 diffrent spots....i thought macroline would work with c/a and co2

10-20-2009, 10:08 PM
buy better hose, www.macrolineguy.com

i've never had a hose blow from CO2 yet. I've over used my fittings and had problems.

10-20-2009, 10:32 PM
im using ninja high pressure hose.......but im not running a lp setup would that have caused it?

10-21-2009, 12:15 AM
i got the hoses from usmilitarygear.com and yes its the same hose except mine says nylon 12 not 11

10-21-2009, 11:53 AM
this is why many of us still push for s/s lines. It's nylon hose. The average output of CO2 is about 900 psi or so. Under normal circumstances, macro will generally hold the pressure but every once in a while [which might be in your case] you get an old piece that wn't hold it back.

10-21-2009, 09:06 PM
ok...i have another question, while i was at work tonight i was looking through some of our books in out maint. shop i found the same spec hose as i have now nylon 12 its rated at 780psi in a granger catalog but theres also nylon 6 hose thats rated at 972psi just wondering if that would work, it should right since its a 1/4 in hose as well just a higher psi rating

10-21-2009, 09:22 PM
well, i'd go with something higher incase you use co2, or if your tank reg decides to blow and dump 4500psi into your gun.

10-21-2009, 11:06 PM
... Or you could order from www.macrolineguy.com and get a money-back guarantee if the line fails.